Friday, March 25, 2011

Pressure building on Obama to clarify mission in Libya

As published in the...
 The Washington Post



Gallery: Conflict and chaos in Libya: As forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi continue attacks on rebels and international strikes begin, thousands of Libyans flee the fighting.




Conflict and chaos in Libya: As forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi continue attacks on rebels and international strikes begin, thousands of Libyans flee the fighting.


Gallery: Conflict and chaos in Libya: As forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi continue attacks on rebels and international strikes begin, thousands of Libyans flee the fighting.


By Karen Tumulty, Thursday, March 24,

 

Though NATO announced Thursday it would take control of enforcing a no-fly zone, the United States and its coalition partners will continue for now to command strikes against Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s ground forces in an effort to protect Libyan civilians.

With the potential for prolonged conflict, calls are growing louder on Capitol Hill and elsewhere for a fuller explanation of precisely what the United States hopes to achieve and how it intends to achieve it.

MORE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pressure-building-on-obama-to-specify-scope-goals-of-us-action-in-libya/2011/03/24/ABE9G6RB_story.html?wpisrc=nl_politics